The Social Work Podcast
About This Show
Join your host, Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW in an exploration of all things social work, including direct practice, human behavior in the social environment, research, policy, field work, social work education, and everything in between. Big names talking about bigger ideas. The purpose of the podcast is to present information in a user-friendly format. Although the intended audience is social workers, the information will be useful to anyone in a helping profession (including psychology, nursing, psychiatry, counseling, and education). The general public will find these episodes useful as a way of getting insight into some of the issues that social workers need to know about in order to provide professional and ethical services.
Most Recent Episode
#111 - Engaging People At Risk for Suicide: Interview with Dana Alonzo, Ph.D.
Episode 111: Today's episode of the Social Work Podcast is about engaging people who are suicidal into professional mental health services. I spoke with Dr. Dana Alonzo from Fordham University. We talked about some of the reasons why people might not want to seek professional mental health services when they are suicidal, and some of the things that mental health professionals do to make it hard for folks to want to stay in treatment. Dana sees this as a problem of engagement. She described the process of how she developed her intervention and what it entails. She ends with some tips for how to improve engagement in treatment for anyone, regardless of suicide risk.
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Rated 5 out of
This show has helped me further understand much of the material that I am studying in my social work graduate program. Simple to understand without being overwhelming. I think it's a great resource!
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of
Best Social Work Podcast!
Ok, while there may be only four podcasts, that I'm aware of, this is, hands down, the best one. The production values are excellent but most importantly, the host, Jonathon Singer, is an excellent interviewer. He uses excellent clinical interviewing skills to break down complex issues to terms even new social work students can understand. For seasoned social workers, Dr. Singer includes current data that keeps us up to date. If only we could get CEUs...... Yes, the content is that good!
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of
This explained everything that I am taking class- PERFECTLY- As a foster parent now BSW student- I learn so much from the podcast. Have you thought about a focus on foster parent training- doing a show on that? My support group is always advocating that the training standards should be highered!
Date published: 2017-09-08